Zach Senyshyn

by sidosmond on April 16, 2018

Zach Senyshyn, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 194

Born: 1997-03-30

Hometown: Ottawa, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2015 by Boston Bruins, 15th overall





April 2018 – Zach has started his professional hockey career with a streaky year in Providence. He did post a respectable 25 points and was a plus player on a team with less than dazzling goaltending. His game revolves around utilizing and his speed and he’s becoming a more creative player. Boston is a very deep team at the wing, as such I would expect to see Senyshyn get limited chance with the big club next year but spend most of his season in the AHL. His production increased year over year in juniors, there is nobody saying he can’t do that again in the pros. Sid Osmond  


September 2017 - Senyshyn hasn't seen much ice-time thus far in training camp. Getting the nod in game one, Senyshyn was kept off the score-sheet and wasn't terribly effective. Senyshyn is a pure goal scorer, potting 40+ in the last two seasons in the OHL while only tacking on about half that in assists. Senyshyn broke into the AHL last year during the playoffs for the Providence Bruins but didn't manage any points in four appearances. He'll have to prove that he's got the stuff to score at the AHL level before he gets a sniff at the NHL. Mike Drover

January 2017 – Senyshyn is breaking out for the Soo Greyhounds. The former first round pick has amassed 15 goals over his last ten games and has shown little signs of slowing down. Senyshyn is quickly outgrowing the OHL and we'll all be hearing his name more in the near future. Mike Drover 


September 2016 – Senyshyn had surgery for appendicitis this week and is expected to miss approximately three weeks. If things go well he may still be able to participate in training camp but his availability is still up in the air. -Mike Drover


August 2016 – Senyshyn feels 100% after an offseason bout of mono which kept him out of development camp. Senyshyn will be ready for training camp but is not expected to start the year with the Bruins. Michael Drover


March 2016 – The Bruins picked Senyshyn because of this goal-scoring ability and so far he has delivered. The sniper has 43 goals through his first 64 games this year in the Soo. The Bruins surprised many when they grabbed Senyshyn with the 15th pick in last summer's draft (he was ranked 38th by Central Scouting), but his speed, tenacity and scoring touch has made the Bruins scouting staff look awfully cagey. Michael Boeckler


June 2015The Boston Bruins made the first off-the-board first round pick by taking speedster Zach Senyshyn 15th overall. Big upside forward. Brendan Ross


June 2015 – The Ottawa native has quickly established himself as one of the potential homerun prospects entering the 2015 draft as scouts are enamoured with his elite skating ability and prospering offensive game. On a stacked Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds team, Senyshyn provided the team with outstanding secondary scoring for a first year skater and remained one of the OHL’s most lethal rookies scoring 26 times and picking up 46 points in 66 games.

His north-south speed is suffocating and he owns a deceptively quick shot release that he gets off at top speed. He’s a workhorse type of player who excels when the game’s pace is high but he does tend to get over excited and overthinks things occasionally. Senyshyn battled with consistency down the stretch but that’s not uncommon for a first year skater, particularly on a veteran riddled squad earning primary minutes first. Look for this emerging OHL star to break out as opportunity is handed over to the Hounds’ youngsters in 2015-16. Senyshyn has the natural gifts for a team to take a flier in the opening round but he’s more likely to land inside the second or third round of the draft. Brendan Ross



Fantasy Outlook: B

Senyshyn is an outstanding speedster winger with an improving offensive game. He owns the potential to flank a top-six wing as a support winger. 




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  • Sudbury Yahoo

    As a Soo Greyhound fan, I can observe that Senyshyn is a very streaky goal scorer. When he’s on, he can carry a team. His patented move is scoring off the rush, breaking down the wing with speed, around D-men, and driving the net. I was very disappointed that he didn’t compete in his last OHL playoffs. As the games got harder and opponents focused on shutting him down, he didn’t fight through the physical play. He could’ve been hurt. But it made me wonder if he can handle the physical rigours of the NHL. His former Soo teammate, Boris Katchouk, a Tampa Bay second rounder, a physical winger who can score, is NHL-ready right now in junior.

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